Ice Clears from Bde Maka Ska

It was 60º and sunny on a Sunday just two weeks after the historic mid-April blizzard. The trail around Bde Maka Ska (formerly known as Lake Calhoun) was filled with friends walking and talking. Ice covered the lake except for a few inches along the shoreline, a few...

Mudra for Unshakable Trust

Feeling hopeless or pessimistic? This hand gesture may help. The Sanskrit name for this Yoga hand gesture, or mudra, is Vajrapradama.  It means “unshakable trust and confidence.”  It can support you in feeling greater vitality when lacking enthusiasm. Sit...

You Had Me At “Magic” Date Balls

Always looking for a nutritious sweet treat full of “real” ingredients, I was delighted to come across this simple recipe, for Magic Date Balls. I’ve had the honor of teaching yoga to the students of a Montessori school once a week all year and I...

There are Many Ways to Deeply Relax

One of the most profoundly beneficial relaxation methods is called iRest Yoga Nidra.  While I was leading a workshop on sharing yoga nidra with children in The Bahamas last week, many participants of the course were amazed at how deep they went into relaxation.  For...